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    Why can't we get these in the states? (Ford content)

    It's a shame we can't get these in the U.S.A.



    450hp 450 torque
    http://erandersen.com/2015-ford-rang...-price-second/

    #2
    because we want full sized pickups

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      #3
      Originally posted by Rev Run D View Post
      because we want full sized pickups
      That, and the new full-size trucks are starting to get diesles. I know 26mpg isn't much to rave home by European standards, but when a half-ton truck does it, that's something to rave home about.


      To the Original Poster, GMC will be offering a new Canyon with a small diesel engine. While you have to put up with GM build-quality and depreciation values, it's a damn sight better on the eyes. That's for sure. And available here. ...soon.

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        #4
        I want a UTE

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          #5
          Originally posted by Downz View Post
          I want a UTE

          I love UTE's, is that the one that's basically a g8?

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            #6
            Yeah pretty much. I saw one on the highway in San Diego recently, it was LHD and had all the USDM stuff on it so i think it was a conversion, not an import.

            Its not even so much that Americans don't want small trucks, its that they are not as profitable as making more full size trucks, thus driving the cost down, and offering stripped down models that are close to the price point a small truck would be at. Well presumably, since we don't get small trucks anymore to really compare to.
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              #7
              Because of this:

              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_tax

              Originally posted by SpasticDwarf
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                #8
                As cwatt mentioned, you got these coming soon:
                Originally posted by StereoInstaller1
                Do you feel like something is trying to penetrate your butthole?

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                  #9
                  The sad part about the "stripped down" full sized truck is that it doesn't exist unless special order. These newer "smaller" truck are even too big. Same size dimensionally as some of the older full sized trucks.

                  Single cab or access cab, without doors into the back of the cab, 8' box or at least a 6.5' box with a deck height that is waist level not chest level, total height of the truck being less than 6' and a manual transmission and transfer case. Build me that and make it weigh under 3500lbs, have the new engines that get power and fuel economy and I will buy a new truck. Until then I am buying another pre 1995.5 Toyota Pickup.
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                    #10
                    Same reason you dont get DORITOS ROULETTE, YA CANT HANDLE THE HEAT!!

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                      #11
                      ^

                      There is a reason those are not sold here, those are TOYS not trucks. Most dealerships dont order trucks in Work Truck trims for general stock because they dont sell. Unless you go to a dealer the sells to lots of fleet's. You can still get striped down work trucks, but why when for 3-5k more you can have some better interior options, with the price of a new truck 3-5 is a drop in the bucket anymore.

                      The GM mid size with the Diesel is kinda of interesting as the last generation of them had a diesel everywhere else in the world available other than here. I had one bought it new and was decent for its size, I had the initial production gremlins and over all it was not that bad was head and shoulders above the last final incarnation of the the s10 I had traded in for it. Why does everyone bang on GM build quality, mine was one of the 1st 10k built and it had no more quirks, rattles, or squeeks, than any other newer lower end car of the time. Never know I might get one of those little canyons with the Diesel for a runner, ahhhh who am I kidding I will never go back from a full size.


                      Why you cant have a range raptor here, is because they stopped making the ranger last year. Might see it come back, as now GM is bringing back the mid size after a 2 or 3 year hiadias
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                        #12
                        Wow thats actualy a sweat truck with a diesel, 5 speed, and 4x4 action! Id buy that. But Im happy with my '86 Yota
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                          #13
                          theres a 25% import tax on light trucks its called the Chicken tax, thats why we don't get many small trucks here, that ranger would cost almost the same as an f150 here
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                            #14
                            lol @ sleeve's toy comment. Do you measure truck bed length and capacity in Imperial Dicks?

                            Many people do not want a full size, and even more do not need one. My Frontier king cab was plenty large to carry or pull anything I threw at it the odd time, and it was small enough that it wasn't a chore to drive/fuel the rest of the time. Only reason I got rid of it was even as one of the smallest trucks available, it still had laughable fuel economy, something which should be priority #1 when it comes to a utility vehicle. Give me a Frontier with the Navara diesel engine and I'll go back to a daily truck/weekend car in a heart beat.

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                              #15
                              Pretty ugly IMO. I really like the new Chevy colorado, eagerly waiting for the diesel version next year.

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